Testimonials

“I have worked with Pam Means for several years and have worked with Mike Vander Griend for almost as long. We rely upon their expertise to help us navigate the complex world of employee benefits and retirement plans and use their TPA (third party administrator) services each year. They are of the highest professional excellence and ethics and I highly recommend them for these types of services.”

Richard L. Meckes
Chief Financial Officer
Pauma Band of Mission Indians

"I have had the good fortune to work with Means & Associates, ERISA Compliance Associates and now The Tribal Group over nearly a decade. I have always found their knowledge, judgment and work ethic to be of the highest order. I wholeheartedly recommend them to team up with you as fiduciaries in your searches for the best service providers for your retirement benefit plans and trusts."

W. Scott Simon, J.D., CFP®, AIFA®
Columnist, Morningstar’s Fiduciary Focus
Recipient of the 2012 Tamar Frankel Fiduciary of the Year Award

"As Rincon's Director of Finance, I have had the good fortune of working with Means & Associates, LLC on several key projects. The product provided by Means & Associates, LLC was excellent, current and fit our specific needs and expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend them."

R. Scott Layton Director of Finance
Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians

"I’ve come to know Mike Vander Griend and Pam Means over the years as we have crossed paths in the American Indian community. I first noticed them at our American Indian community events here in San Diego as they were always there to volunteer their time, energy, and money. When the San Diego American Indian Health Center was on the verge of extinction six years ago, I asked Mike to join our Board for his skills, clarity of thought, integrity, and understanding of our culture. Mike has been an invaluable member of our Board and has contributed greatly to our success in turning this institution around. The Center is now a financially viable entity and is often cited as an outstanding example of urban American Indian health centers. Mike and Pam are an amazing couple who have given back so much to our community and I recommend them highly."

Paula Brim, Board Chair
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
San Diego American Indian Health Center

"I had the pleasure of working with Means & Associates for almost a decade now, and have found their firm to be very knowledgeable, informative and a trust worthy source in matters of ERISA and fiduciary responsibilities.  I have consulted with them on numerous occasions and would recommend their services to all."

Titu Asghar
Director, Economic Development
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde